The University of Pittsburgh Office of Human Resources reported success from its annual Disability Mentoring Day, which took place at Beaver Area High School in mid-October.
In the annual event, the office partners with other University areas to provide mentoring to local high school students with disabilities. It focuses primarily on items like resume writing and interviewing. While the office hosts the event on campus each year, with visits to Panther Central and Pitt Police, this year’s event was held virtually.
Participants included 29 employers and more than 700 total students. They came from the city of Pittsburgh, the counties of Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland, and 40 school districts.
“Our Pittsburgh region has always shown remarkable participation in this event, which has—and continues to get—high marks,” said Tom Armstrong, recruiter for veterans and individuals with disabilities in Pitt’s Office of Human Resources.